i just read that research spending on tinnitus is about 3 million a year. That may be US only. The US defense budget for 2008 just appropriated 50 million for research because tinnitus cases are increasing 20 percent each year among soldiers and they predict 1 billion dollars will be spent on soldier care and disabililty by 2011. The VA incidently rates a soldier 10 percent disabled in the US for tinnitus. Sad to think ironically we have to go to war to get more money to cure this problem.